Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology

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James A. Kent
Springer Science & Business Media, May 27, 2010 - Science - 1875 pages
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Substantially revising and updating the classic reference in the field, this handbook offers a valuable overview and myriad details on current chemical processes, products, and practices. No other source offers as much data on the chemistry, engineering, economics, and infrastructure of the industry.

The Handbook serves a spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry to others in related industries and activities. It provides not only the underlying science and technology for important industry sectors (30 of the book’s 38 chapters), but also broad coverage of critical supporting topics. Industrial processes and products can be much enhanced through observing the tenets and applying the methodologies found in new chapters on Green Engineering and Chemistry, Practical Catalysis, and Environmental Measurements; as well as expanded treatment of Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Understanding these factors allows them to be part of the total process and helps achieve optimum results in, for example, process development, review, and modification. Other new chapters include Nanotechnology, Environmental Considerations in Facilities Planning, Biomass Utilization, Industrial Microbial Fermentation, Enzymes and Biocatalysis, the Nuclear Industry, and History of the Chemical Industry.

 

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Contents

1 Recent History of the Chemical Industry 1973 to the Millenium The New Facts of World Chemicals Since 1973
1
2 Economic Aspects of the Chemical Industry
63
3 Safety Considerations in the Chemical Process Industries
83
4 Managing an Emergency Preparedness Program
147
5 Applied Statistical Methods and the Chemical Industry
178
6 Green EngineeringIntegration of Green Chemistry Pollution Prevention and RiskBased Considerations
210
7 Industrial Catalysis A Practical Guide
271
8 Environmental Chemical Determinations
305
Table of Contents
30
19 Coal Technology for Power Liquid Fuels and Chemicals
843
20 Natural Gas
907
21 The Nuclear Industry
935
22 Synthetic Nitrogen Products
996
23 Phosphorus and Phosphates
1086
24 Fertilizers and Food Production
1111
25 Sulfur and Sulfuric Acid
1157

9 Nanotechnology Fundamental Principles and Applications
328
10 Synthetic Organic Chemicals
345
11 Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry
404
12 Manufactured Textile Fibers
431
13 Dye Application Manufacture of Dye Intermediates and Dyes
499
14 The Chemistry of Structural Adhesives Epoxy Urethane and Acrylic Adhesives
591
15 Synthetic Resins and Plastics
623
16 Rubber
689
17 The Agrochemical Industry
719
18 Petroleum and Its Products
801
Index
1
Title Page
24
Copyright Page
25
Preface
27
26 Salt ChlorAlkali and Related Heavy Chemicals
1183
27 Industrial Gases
1215
28 Wood and Wood Products
1234
29 Pigments Paints Polymer Coatings Lacquers and Printing Inks
1294
30 Industrial Biotechnology Discovery to Delivery
1311
31 Industrial Enzymes and Biocatalysis
1375
32 Industrial Production of Therapeutic Proteins Cell Lines Cell Culture and Purification
1421
33 Biomass Conversion
1449
34 Animal and Vegetable Fats Oils and Waxes
1549
35 Sugar and Other Sweeteners
1657
36 Soap Fatty Acids and Synthetic Detergents
1694
37 Chemical Explosives and Rocket Propellants
1742
Index
1
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About the author (2010)

James A. Kent has extensive experiences as a chemical engineer and engineering educator. He most recently served as Chrysler Professor and Dean of Engineering and Science at the University of Detroit Mercy and, prior to that, he was Professor and Dean of Engineering at Michigan Technological University, and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at West Virginia University. Dr. Kent’s industry experience included assignments as Research Engineer and Research Group Leader at Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto. He also served as editor of the sixth through ninth editions of the Handbook. Dr. Kent is a long time member of AIChE.